Yoga For Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout!

Yoga For Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout!


Hey everyone. Welcome to Yoga with Adriene.
I am Adriene, and I am super-excited because today we have a sequence for the complete
beginner. If you’re new to yoga or you’ve been curious about yoga practice and all its
wonderful beautiful benefits, this is a great sequence for you. You don’t
need any blocks, you don’t need any blankets; all you need is your body and an open mind.
If you have a mat that’s great, but otherwise, open mind, open heart. Let’s get started. OK, my friends and my new friends, we’re going
to begin in a cross-legged position we call this Sukhasana, or the easy pose, the pose
of ease. Take a second here to check in with the breath by maybe looping the shoulders
a couple times forward, up, and back. Inhale looping forward, exhale
grounding down and back. Just finding a little organic movement, and then maybe checking
in with the neck by maybe just moving one ear over one shoulder. Then we’ll go forward
into chest, shaking the head, yes and no. Coming back to center, we’ll bring the head
over the heart, the heart over the pelvis. Take a second to maybe close your eyes or
soften the gaze so you can maybe go inward a little bit as we find alignment; head over
heart, heart over pelvis. We life the sternum, lift the chest, and then again,
ground down through the elbows on the exhale. Find a nice space between the ears and the
shoulders. We just come into the moment with a little integrity, whatever that means to
you. For me, it means body awareness, mind awareness, noticing where my thoughts are,
and coming back to that body awareness. See if you can begin to deepen
your breath; nice, long inhale in and a nice, long, juicy exhale out. Keep that going; nice,
long inhalation and a nice, long, extended exhale out. Draw your palms together at the heart, take
a deep breath in. Each time we come here, this is a great little beginners’ tip: Each
time we come to this mudra, we call it Anjali Mudra, you can think about lifting your sternum
or your heart up to your chest. Often when we get a little bit tired, and we
will in our practice, we can have this little reminder to loop the shoulders and lift the
sternum to the thumbs each time we come to this hands-at-the-heart or this prayer position,
Anjali Mudra. Practice that now. Inhale, lift your sternum up to your thumbs, draw your
lower belly or your navel in to meet your spine. Again, we’re just coming into this
active body but with this sense of ease. This is
going to be a wonderful tool for beginning a yoga practice; just finding the balance
between active body, strength, engaging qualities, and then also a softness, an ease, a lightness,
a calmness, if you will. Finding a place where those two can dance and be together is what
our yoga is all about. Interlace the fingertips, follow your breath.
As you inhale, press the palms forward, up, and back. Nice and easy as we climb up the
side body, climb up the spine. On your next exhale, release the fingertips down. Nothing
fancy, just checking with the body, checking with the breath.
Inhale again. Forward, up, and back. On your exhale fingertips release with elegance, with
ease; opening the shoulders, opening the chest, checking with the side body. One more as we
ground down through the top to the thighs. Deep breath and exhale release. Take your right palm to your left knee, sit
up nice and tall. Send your left fingertips behind the tailbone. As you inhale, lift up,
lift your heart, exhale journey towards the left. Find a gentle twist. Navel draws in
towards the spine, and we remember that we come to the mat to have an experience in our
body. Don’t crank yourself into the posture. Have the
experience of gently moving into the twist, maybe closing the eyes for one last breath.
We gently release back to center and take it to the other side; left palm to right knee,
sit up nice and tall. This time I’m going to turn to the side so that you can see my
spine. The tendency is going to be to round forward. We spend a lot of time here
all the time, so no worries. In time, we’re going to begin to lengthen tailbone down,
lower back becomes nice and long, heart lifts, shoulder blades ground down, and we find our
twist. What I’m trying to say is don’t sacrifice
this lift in the heart and this length in the spine for a deeper twist. This is wrong
y’all; it’s just wrong. Find what feels right, what feels good. It might mean that you don’t
go all the way far back at first. We keep a nice mindful twist, using that exhale to
journey a little deeper, even if it’s just energetically, and then gently releasing back
to center. Take a second one more time to interlace the
fingertips with the heart. Inhale, palms reach forward, up, and back. Long puppy belly we
stretch; lift it up high, and then exhale, release fingertips to the mat. Side body stretch
nice and easy, keep grounding through the legs. The legs aren’t
just limp, they’re nice and active; tops of the thighs drawing down. Plant your left palm or left fingertips, beginner
yogi’s choice. Press into the palms or the fingertips, and then send the right fingertips
up, think up, up, up, up, and then go over. Careful not to just go over trying to mimic
an asana that you’ve maybe seen before; have an experience. Inhale,
reach it up, keep this lift in the heart, and then exhale, side body stretch. Here,
we’re not going to hold, but we’re going to set the tone for our yoga practice and our
yoga journey by finding a little self-expression, finding a little movement. You might sway
up and down, front and back, you might close your eyes, you might stretch your mouth, you
might wiggle the fingertips. Draw the shoulders away from the ears, take a deep breath in,
and exhale swiftly through center and to the other side, creating space in the body, connecting
to the breath. Remember, there’s no right or wrong. It’s great, just takes the edge
off. We’re going to learn some basics, we’re going to focus on alignment, but really
it’s about that self- expression. Find a moment or two to find a little movement, and then
swiftly we come back to center. We’re going to take the palms and dive forwards
onto all fours. I’m going to align wrists underneath the shoulders and knees directly
underneath the hip points. I’m pressing into the tops of my feet; toes are pointing straight
back and my palms are spread super-duper-wide, spreading the palms
like starfish. The most important thing I can teach you at this moment is to connect
with this upper current of energy, whatever this means to you, and that means not collapsing
into the bones, but pressing up and out of the earth. That means connecting to every
part of the foundation, all parts of the body that’s pressing into the mat,
and then remembering the find that integrity; head in the heart, heart over the pelvis,
but maybe creating a nice tabletop position. We’re not sitting up straight anymore, we’ve
moved our center of gravity, but I can still work with that alignment: Head, heart, and
pelvis in line. Notice how I’m drawing my shoulders away from
the ears and I’m remembering that my head, this neck, is an extension of the spine. I’m
not hanging out here, I’m not crunching here, but I’m going ahead and taking the gaze down
for now and finding a nice, long, beautiful neck. You might feel a little
bit of pressure in the arms and the wrist. Keep pressing up and out of the
palms so that we can begin to build strength rather than collapse into the
bones. From here, one more breath. I’m going to exhale. On your next inhale, loop the shoulders, drop
the belly, tailbone tilt up towards the sky as I look forward. A little
cat-cow; long neck. Take your time, no rush. On the exhale, I start at my
tailbone, I travel up the spine, walking up the spine until the crown
of the head is the last thing to release. Take a breath cycle, in and out,
letting the weight of the head go. Navel’s drawing up towards the spine.
I’m pressing into the tops of the feet, I’m pressing up and out of the palms.
Deep breath in, inhale, looping the shoulders, heart radiates forward. Then
on the exhale, tucking the tail, drawing the navel up, closing the eyes
to really have an experience, we call this spinal-flex or cat-cow. One more
inhale. Pressing into all 10 knuckles, exhale, curling the tailbone in,
starting there, traveling up the spine; chin to chest, crown of the head releases,
and then we inhale back to tabletop position. Curl your toes, walk
your fingertips back, a little yoga for the feet, a little beginners’ feet
moment. For some this is no biggie. For others, your
dogs are barking at you right now, so you might just stay here. Others might
walk the palms all the way up. Find that lift in the heart, deep breath
in, press into your pinky toes. This is a great opportunity to roll
the wrists out. Stay connecting to that breath. Don’t worry about how to breathe,
just continue to play with the breath; deep in the breath. Then
we’ll come back to all-fours. Come on to the tops of the feet again. Inhale,
extent the right toes out long. Go ahead and bring the right toes to
the earth. We’re just going to take a couple of seconds to breath into the
back of that right leg, breathe into the calf. Notice I’m not collapsing into
my shoulders, but I’m maintaining that lift so that slowly, I can
begin to build that strength in the arms and just that energetic body, that
lift, we call it Hasta Bandha; the hand-to-earth connection, this upward
current of energy. Notice how I’m rocking a little bit back and
forth, just finding that sit bone to heel connection. I’m working it, drawing
my navel up towards my spine, knitting the lower rib cage and keeping
the neck nice and long. Then release back to tabletop position and take
it to the other side. Curling the left toes under now, stretching out the
back of that leg, the calf, while still maintaining a nice line from the
crown of the head to the tip of the tail. Breath, and then we’ll bring
it back to tabletop position. Curl the toes under, walk your palms out,
and then slowly, we’re going to walk the knees back here. Elbows are going
to drop in line with the shoulders and in line with the wrists. Then
my pelvis is going to tilt up as my forehead maybe comes to the mat and
heart melts down towards the knees. If your shoulders are having a wake-up
call right now, maybe you pulse in and out of it a couple times. We
call this Anahatasana, or heart- to-earth pose. This is a like a puppy posture,
like a half-downward dog. Take a couple of breaths, sway a little from
side to side. My shoulders are actually a little tight, a little sore from
practice yesterday, so I’m finding a little bit of movement. I’m never
sitting in any sharp pain ever, but using my breath as a tool to move beyond
the pain and find some movement. Again, notice how the elbows, they’re going
to want to come out. See if you can keep them in line with the wrists and
the shoulders. One more breath; heart to earth, pelvis tilting up towards
the sky. Then I’ll begin to curl the toes, inflate at the heart, inhale, life
the heart, press into the palms, and then slowly, one leg at a time,
nice and slow, I’m going to lift the sit bones up, dropping the left heel then
right, and come into our first downward dog together. Palms pressing
like starfish into the earth, keeping that upward energy, that upward current
up through the palms, through the arms, so I’m not collapsing my
weight. I’m finding this nice length in the spine. Notice how I have really
yet to straighten both my legs yet. Don’t worry about what you think
downward dog is supposed to look like, but my beginner’s tip, and this is great
for all yogis; we always try to inspire each other in the yoga world to
come back to a beginner’s mind. I think downward dog is a great place to check
in with that beginner’s mind, by first maybe finding a little movement,
peddling the feet, drawing the shoulder blades in and together. Take
a deep breath in, and then exhale, come back to the knees, and walking
the fingertips back up for a little rest. Loop the shoulders, maybe a couple
of circles of the wrists, and we dive in for more. Here we go. Palms to the earth, belly to the tops of the
thighs. This time slowly, slowly building to a nice still dog where
we take a second to be with the breath. Tops of the shoulders are drawing
away from the ears. My two big toes are turned in just slightly, sit bones
shining up towards the sky. I knit my lower rib cage together, I press up
and out of my palms, I make sure my head is nice and loose, not holding
in the neck. Tops of the thighs have this sweet inner-spiral going in towards
the back of the mat. I take a nice deep breath in through the nose then
exhale out though the mouth. It’s allergy season here in Austin. Inhale in through
the nose and exhale out through the mouth. Bend your knees generously, go for a little
walk slowly up towards the front end of your mat, come on to the fingertips
when you need to. Together, we’ll land in a forward fold; feel
hip-width apart, knees bent as generously as you need, and we let it all
hang. Breathe, breathing into the lower back, Uttanasana. We might grab the
elbows and rock a little side-to- side, then releasing the arms, bringing them
to the waistline, perhaps using the thumbs to hook behind the back as
I loop shoulders, pressing all four corners of the feet, and slowly rise
up coming into a superhero pose as I loop the shoulders by not lifting the
chest. I’m actually going to the front so you can see me loop me a little bit
better. I’m coming into a mountain pose, we call this
Tadasana, with the feet hip- width apart, toes are pointing forward. Really,
this is about connecting to the earth, feeling strong. We practice this
here so later on when we come into all these other fun, crazy poses, we
practice, again, that upward current of motion while also grounding down.
For now, just check in with the feet, spreading awareness through all
four corners of the feet, perhaps drawing energy up through the arches to the
feet, maybe even lifting the knee caps, toning the quads; just bringing
a little active energy into the body as, once again, we draw the palms together
at the heart and, lift the sternum to the thumbs. Tuck your pelvis in,
everyone. Again, close your eyes, find that head over heart, heart over
pelvis; this time pelvis over heels or the center of the heels. Interlace
the fingertips, soften the knees, find a little buoyancy as we inhale.
Reach forward, up, and back. A nice tall stretch, and then exhale releasing
the fingertips down, just like we did when we were seated. Opening the chest,
inhale, soft knees, reaching forward, up, and back. Tailbone lengthens
down, tuck your pelvis, and exhale opening the shoulders, fingertips might
move a little bit. Maybe checking with the neck this time: Inhale,
forward, up, and back, lengthening the tailbone down, exhale. Take a second to draw a couple of circles
with your nose, check in with the neck. Often, we think in yoga, we have to
be in these crazy pretzel shapes, but really for me, each day; yoga really begins
with this movement, this gesture; drawing circles one way and then
the other, checking with my neck, grounding down through my shoulders, elbows,
and fingertips. Feels good. Take a second, soft knees, to bend the knees,
and then reach the fingertips out; Volcano Pose. I’m lifting my toes, just
to press into all four corners of my feet. I’m tucking my pelvis in. Your
arms might get tired right away. With practice, you’ll notice this gets easier.
Pull the thumbs back, find a flying-V is you feel like this, no space;
find some space. Release the toes back down if you haven’t already and breathe.
Spread the fingertips in celebration of you and your new yoga practice. Then take the right hand and grab the left
wrist, again, just like we did before in the side body stretch, think up
and over. Rather than just to the side, think up, length, length, length, and
then over. This will look a little different for everyone. Again, you
could find a little self- expression as you maybe sway a little back
and forth. Then we’ll come back to center. I know arms might be getting tired;
hang with me. Grab the opposite wrist, think up and over as you breathe
into the stretch. Ground down through your feet. Remember that sit
bone-to-heel connection; tuck your pelvis. Then we come back to Volcano
Pose for one breath. As we inhale look up, by drawing a line with the nose up,
and then exhale back down at the heart, palms to the sternum as we lift
it up. Bring the hands to the waistline. We’re going
to take the right foot forward and the left foot back. I’m wanting
to get to a place . . . I’m not going to spend too much time on all the fine
details because I’m wanting just to get a taste for things. Right toes
are going to point forward, left toes are going to point towards the front
left corner of the mat. I’m going to make sure that I’m on two planes rather
than one tightrope, like two skis so I have lots of space, maybe hip point
apart. Take your right thumb, pull your right hip point back, then see if
you can tuck your pelvis and do this thing we’ve been working on where we
align head of heart, heart over pelvis. The tendency is that the pelvis is
going to want to spill back, but I’m going to lengthen the tailbone down, tuck
my pelvis and find integrity in the torso, lighting that fire in my belly.
too. Hands on the waistline as I loop the shoulders
and breathe. Back heel is on the earth strong, both legs are charged by
maybe squeezing the inner thighs together, finding that scissor effect. Got
excited there. Then finding that effect in the crown. Breathe. You can stay
here, bending the front knee generously. Eventually, I’m going to want
to get to a place where the bottom of that thigh is parallel to the earth,
but in due time. I can stay here, hands on the waist, or I can reach the
fingertips behind the ears and reach it up. I’m in Warrior I, Virabhadrasana I. Pull the
thumbs back, remember your alignment. Draw your navel in slightly, breathe.
If you feel like . . . hug those inner thighs together, find stability
as you breathe. Take a deep breath in, inhale. As you exhale, open up
to the left side of your mat; Warrior II. I might walk my front toes towards
the front edge of the mat and I might find a little bit more space,
a little wider stance is what I’m trying to say, as I pull my pinkies back and
find that lift in the heart. Breathe. Strong legs, and then exhale, hands
to the waistline. I’m going to turn my right toes in and my left toes out
to take it to the other side. We’re going to work in reverse order here,
so a little yoga for the brain too, coming into our Warrior II on the left
side first. Bend the knee. The tendency is you’re going to be like, “I’m
not strong, so I’m going to hang out. I’m going to not bend that knee
so far right away,” but I think you’ll be surprised. Get in there, get a little
juicy, make sure your feet are stacked just where you need them so we’re
not on that tightrope. We’re really paying attention to our foundation,
working our yoga poses from the ground up. Deep breath in, and exhale, hands
to the waistline. Then I’m going to step the back foot in just a little
bit so that I can bring that back heel to the earth. Strong legs, strong
lower body, as I move my hip points gently towards the back edge, we’re
just now on the front edge of the map. Lengthen the tailbone down, find
that lift in the heart. We can stay here or we can reach the fingertips behind
the ears to come up: Warrior I in the opposite side. Again, don’t
worry about trying to create that perfect image, that perfect asana. It
really is about having an experience, and then growing the pose. That
makes it fun too, and less work. One more nice, long inhale in here. Hang with
me. Hug those inner thighs towards the midline, and on an exhale, flow
with the fingertips down back to the waistline for a little stability, hooking
my thumbs behind here. Then I’m going to turn the left toes in, come
back to center, and I’m going to heel-toe-heel-toe my feet back into center.
When you hear that in yoga class, that’s what this means: Heel-toe-heel-toe.
It’s silly. This time, I’m going to challenge my center of gravity
by coming feet flush together. Before we were hip-width apart, now I’m going
to stand up nice and tall into tadasan, where I’ll finish my practice
today, bringing the fingertips down, maybe closing the eyes, challenging
that center of gravity; taking the experience of my practice and drawing
the palms together at the heart. Inhale in, and nice, long exhale out: Tedasana. That was just a simple sequence to get us
started. The hardest thing I often discover, and I’m sure many yogis will
agree, the hardest part is just showing up; just rolling out the mat,
just getting to the gym, getting to class, taking a moment for yourself. Congrats
to you for making it this far. You can favorite this video and return
to it once a day for a week, see how that goes. Check out our ‘Foundations
of Yoga’ series, also really awesome for beginners where we get back to
basics and we take the time to breakdown each pose. Leave comments or questions
below. Subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already. I will see
you next time. Namaste.

100 comments on “Yoga For Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout!

  1. Jade Alexandra Waldeburg Post author

    I have hypermobility and I have terrible proprioception and body awareness due to years of ignoring my body's existence. I'm sweating but I don't feel broken after doing this. I really like the reminders to restack the spine, they are super helpful. Thank you, I think this is exercise I can maintain.

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  2. pbrubin1 Post author

    Adrienne, which of your videos do you suggest to do next? I'm slowly incorporating yoga daily. Have been doing this one daily for 3 weeks – need to go at slower pace, post injuries/inflammation. Ready to try something different…. still beginner. Any suggestions?

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  3. Robert McClain Post author

    i've always been and still am a weights and swim guy, but recently decided to give yoga a shot due to advice from another you tube guy, Papa Swolio.
    I loved this experience… thank you!

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  4. murilo ninj Post author

    Wow, I just completed my first ever Yoga workout! Awesome!

    Peaceful to do this in my office, made this "me" time! : ) I will do this nightly this week!

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  5. Andrea Maness Post author

    This video provided me with my first yoga "class" and I greatly enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your skills with those of us who are new to it.

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  6. Khayle M. Post author

    This was awesome. Thank you so much! I've always wanted to get into yoga, but the idea of it intimidates me to be honest. This video was easy for me to follow and your energy was so soothing and understanding that I didn't feel embarrassed at all trying these poses out. I definitely feel much more comfortable and excited about getting into yoga now.

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  7. Yaret Agnel Post author

    the top of my left shoulder, the deltoid (“my healthy shoulder”) hurts a lot when doing the half downward dog, what is your opinion

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  8. Rebecca Hurford Post author

    The warrior 1 imbued me with the inner strength needed to murder a spider that ran across my mat mid-pose and not have a panic attack over it! Gone back to basics with this video to start rebuilding my nightly yoga habit after some time off 🙂

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  9. Derek Simpson Post author

    Well that was the quickest and most enjoyable 20 mins ever. I didn't realise I could do any of that. I will be back tomorrow thank you Adriene.

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  10. sabine strating Post author

    Those 23 minutes went soooo fast! I'm going to try to do this every day for a week and then move on to your other videos! Loved my first day of practice!

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  11. Peyton Funk Post author

    Thank you so much for this! It really helped me loosen up as I want to get back into yoga. I haven’t done a true exercise in a long time, this was just as difficult as I needed it to be.

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  12. Arcadius Post author

    Starting to learn yoga to help stretch and recover from heavy lifting this was an amazing start thank you

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  13. Rebecca Hurford Post author

    Day 3 of rebuilding my yoga habit and I already feel less like I am burdened with a sack of meat and more like my body is mine and an important part of me. Had a bit of a cry mid-way but persevered!

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  14. Kia Mei Somabes Post author

    As someone who spends a lot of time in front of the computer, my greatest struggle for this was with my wrists. Thanks for motivational messages during the workout, it really helps! ❤️

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  15. Bridgette Berg Post author

    Adriene you are amazing! My parents and I are new to yoga and so glad we found your videos. Thank you 💜

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  16. Allplayah21 Post author

    This is the first time I've ever done yoga and I've got to say I really enjoyed it. It was tiring as I lack poor stamina, but I'm gonna practice everyday or nearly everyday to improve. Your instructions and poses helped so much.
    I've also got back pain (hunch back) and leg pain, so I'm gonna find a way to improve on that as well through your videos. Thank you

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  17. TheLongShlong101 Post author

    My friend "found himself" through yoga, and thought I'd give it a try. He gave me a book to read that pertains to Yoga-Sutra, but is waaaay too complex for me to understand at the moment. I don't know any poses, what to concentrate on, or what it stands for but after watching this I'm starting to get the idea. This was literally my first time trying, and I LOVED IT. (Actually sweating at the end lol). So much peace, and simplicity for my mind, body, and soul. Thank you for demonstrating your knowledge to us beginners Adriene!

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  18. Pilar serrato salcedo Post author

    I had a difficult week and today I woke up with backache and neck pain, I mean so stressed and I found this video and at the end of the video I've felt unstressed and my body doesn't hurt anymore, thanks for the video 💕

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  19. Rabel Fareed Post author

    Hey Adriana I have a question,as I have minor injury in knee,teard knee ligament two years back..m o able to do yoga?

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  20. fabiola lopez Post author

    I have HS hidratenitis suppertiva and have not been able to work out for so long because everytime I tried it got worse I. So glad I found you because you have made it easier for me to get back into working out without injuries

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  21. Rebecca Hurford Post author

    Yoga is so good for my mental health my therapist has started calling me out when I'm making excuses not to do it! Really enjoying rebuilding this habit.

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  22. Heliflopters Post author

    Okay, I was looking for a beginner thing, but this might even be too advanced for me! I'm so inflexible that I cannot cross my legs fully. I can only sort of do it halfway and then 3 minutes in my legs were starting to hurt from being stretched for so long trying to hold the crossed legged position. Any tips? Should I just keep trying or are there preliminary stretches I should get good at first before trying this video?

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  23. David Iniguez Post author

    Wow first time doing yoga I thought it was for wosses its really hard I will definitely do it every day now before my work outs

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  24. James Youngman Post author

    I had a super sore back and my legs were killing me after squats. Came her for some relieve. I felt permanently changed by the end of this session.

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  25. Sharon1990 Enton Post author

    Hi digifest beginner yoga class with you just finished I'm a blind person thank you for describing everything you do so I can do this.

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  26. hey1111112222222 Post author

    starting doing Yoga, day 1 done. Downward dog was hard. Hoping I get better at it. Great video.

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  27. Ana Miguel Post author

    9 mins to the video my wrist are already crying then i applied the first breath in breath out with my fingers raising up to the sky (even though its not yet time) and i made it to the very end. This is a good start. Ill memorize this routine

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  28. Desutoroyalove Post author

    3 years ago i was doing yoga every day for like 6 months. now i return to it and think, should i really do a beginners video? and now afterwards i am shocked how much out of shape i am. it was probably the right amount of difficulty, but i was bored at the same time. how should i procede? keep doing this video or are there others for the same unfitness level? i would enjoy some diversity.

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  29. Khetha Mngoma Post author

    😂😂😂😂 what a disaster.First of all I can't sit cross legged. Ive never done this before ever.Anyway,hoping for a better day tomorrow. I'm not giving up.

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  30. NatsumeRyu Post author

    Going from a heavily physical career to a sedentary one and looking to keep in shape but also become more flexible. I have no reason not to!

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  31. Emily Larson Post author

    I have always wanted to try yoga but was daunted by the "pretzel poses" you mentioned. Thank you so much for posting this– the instructions were simple to follow and the exercises were easy to do but did not leave me feeling bored. I think many people have good intentions, but when they post yoga videos they lack the ability to really teach the skill rather than just show it. It is also a plus that you have an incredibly calming voice!

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  32. oblivious108 Post author

    So, after doing 23 minutes of beginner's yoga, I learned one thing about myself:

    I suck at yoga.

    But that doesn't mean I'm going to quit. I just doubt I'll ever, as we say in the gaming community, "Git Gud."

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  33. Angel Post author

    I've been doing yoga since March but I've been slacking for awhile now. I feel rushed and like my mind is elsewhere during my quick morning practices and don't make an effort to practice like I always plan to do. I think jumping back to beginners has helped my perspective and slowly ease my way back into doing yoga because I ENJOY it and not because I feel like I ~have~ to.

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  34. Shannon McDonald Post author

    I started doing yoga earlier this year after a break up that let to a acute trauma response. Dealing with CPTSD and heavy anxiety at the moment I knew something had to change. I follow a yoga course once a week but it felt I wanted to do more. So last week I bought a yoga mat and here I am! This was a great beginners lesson to do at home, downward dog is still very hard for me but I will be back tomorrow! Thank you for all these videos and your super kind words!!

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  35. hayley mickelson Post author

    I'm trying to loose 1 stone for in 10 days time when I'm going on holiday I'm eating verry healthy and doing exercise so I thought I could give yoga a go

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  36. Rhonadel1207 Post author

    I really felt good with this yoga , i tried it today for the first time and i love how my body stretched and i sweat really good without being on an intense workout. It's just that my neck hurts from looking at the video if im doing the poses right 😅 and i felt dizzy on the process lol.. I will try to do this again tomorrow. I am inspired ❤️

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  37. YYYoga wolf78 Post author

    Best yoga of my life I feel so much better I feel calmer I don't feel tense are you serious you change my profile picture Ruby

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  38. Heather Parramint Post author

    I tried using an app and was in pain and hated it after, after this I felt so light and floaty!

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  39. kate j Post author

    I've been doing this session every morning for 5 weeks and I feel amazing. It was really hard at first, I almost passed out trying to do my first downward dog! Now it's my favorite pose. I've lost 10 lbs and my arthritis is improved. I am so much stronger and have flexibility back – I can not only touch my toes (something I hadn't been able to do for 10 years) but get my hands flat now! Thank you so much Adriene – I think you have saved my life. Kate, Brighton, UK.

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  40. Dialectix Emcee Post author

    Glad I found ya, I can't afford yoga in person and this was exactly what I was looking for thanks!

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  41. Phil Lang Post author

    I wanted to started working out and I felt yoga would be good for body and mind. I was really happy with this video and will do it daily over the next week before I move onto another one. Thank you for putting these videos up.

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  42. Agnes S.H. Post author

    Thank you, I was really scared of yoga, but now I am curious. I am might going to start with your 30 days yoga series tomorrow.

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  43. ąղժɾҽա ҍɾąժӀҽվ Post author

    I stopped because my psalms and feet are getting sweaty and I’m sliding on my mat

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  44. Tess V Post author

    this is great! i took my first yoga class and was trying to keep up with everyone around me, and ended up pulling my hamstring trying to do downward dog with straight legs. this gives me the encouragement to go at my own pace – knees bent and all 🙂

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  45. Cecilia Löfgren Post author

    Maybe I could dare to test this out. I have very week muscles, have to try to strengthen them some how. Do I dare? I don’t want to get injured
    !?

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  46. Scott Cundiff Post author

    Love this! I just started yoga a week ago at 53 due to extreme stiffness, tried it a few years ago in a class and got frustrated because I couldn’t get in the positions so I quit after the first class… I really enjoy doing this along with you in my home. After I get some progress on the beginner one I am sure I’ll try some of your other videos as well. Thank you for posting these.

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  47. theowleyed Artist Post author

    Namaste..I did it ❤️❤️❤️..even though my legs got sore…my left wrist has some problem so cudnt place my palm much on ground

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  48. Jamie Smithmyer Post author

    I love listening to Adrienne and I especially love how she emphasizes that it's not about being perfect and that it's about being comfortable and building yourself up. I started off with this video two years ago but sadly life got in the way. I want to get back into doing yoga and decided to come back to the video where it all began. It's great that I can do this at home in my own space without worrying about judged. Also, does anyone know if it's better to do yoga in the morning or the evening? I'm not really a morning person but these days I'm tired after working all day in the heat. I appreciate the thoughts and advice.

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  49. Gabriela Peraza Post author

    How can i work on the easy pose?. I can't do that. My right side tips me over, can't bend at all my leg that way.?

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  50. Balance by Meghan Post author

    Such a great flow for beginners! I love incorporating these poses with my beginner class!

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  51. AnnyT _9 Post author

    Looked easy at the beginning but….well…. I was wrong. My shoulders can tell that😉Thanks for the video!!!

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  52. Samantha Sturt Post author

    Thought this would be easy… got to the downward dog and I was wheezing like a mf. People who do this for fun have nerves of steel and the pain tolerance of a MMA fighter.

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  53. Rebecca Hurford Post author

    Dizziness from illness has finally abated enough to manage everything up to the warrior poses! My body is thanking me for doing what I can today.

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  54. Masechaba Bekebeke Post author

    So I tried this out for the first time and I think I might've gone wrong somewhere, I'm not sure cause there's this sharp pain in my neck now. Does anyone know how I can get rid of it?

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  55. dianainsiberia Post author

    23 min flew by like nothing, funny enough I thought the video was only 13 min long. Thank you Adriene .🤗

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  56. Polly Bladon Post author

    I'm new to yoga and love your videos! Always wanted to try yoga but was too nervous until now! Super easy to follow. 🧡

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  57. Emma Wagner Post author

    She’s so sweet, I love her energy, made me feel very very relaxed and at peace, thank you very much!

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  58. happinessismychoice Post author

    Getting back to Yoga 2 years after a traumatic brain injury and this is everything I need. Have used this video the last 3 days in a row now and I'm so, so deeply grateful for this. Thank you, Adriene.

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  59. Kelsey Rice Post author

    Why do I get annoyed at the first few minutes of “awareness” ugh. This is such a put off I can’t get passed this. An experience on the mat? All this talk is not for everyone… wish I could not be so annoyed by the overtalking about yoga and the body.

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